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How to show user name not initials on Trello cards

I have a Trello board which track action items that come out of quarterly business reviews. The resulting list of actions can be assigned to individuals across a large company. We my users view these boards they see a list of actions with the assigned owner presented as initials or a small photo in the Avatar circle. They don't always recognize the tiny photo and the initials are not specific enough, so they have to click or hover with their mouse to see the actual assigned owner name.

Can I configure Trello to display the full user name on the card with a click or mouse hover?


Many thanks for any help on this!

Thanks, Alex

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Apr 08, 2019

@Alex Cobb You can filter the board to show only cards assigned to a given user:

Also, instead of a photo you can use an emoji in the initials section of the problem which can sometimes be clearer. 

I have a 1000 ppl in my engineering org. Initials are not sufficiently identifiable. I realize I can filter by individuals, but the intent here was to create a business review follow-up actions list with named owners for each follow-up items. As such I needed users to be able to visually scan the lists and see who was the owner for each item in the list.

I ended up simply using the Custom Fields power-up to add an "Owner" field which I set to be shown on the face of the card. It requires manually typing in the owner's name on each card (in addition to assigning the same person as a member), but that was an acceptable work around for a end-solution I was happy with. 

Thanks for your reply, Alex

Iain Dooley Community Leader Apr 08, 2019

@Alex Cobb Okay, you can also add a Butler automation like:

When a member is added to a card set custom field value "Owner" to "{username}"

The same thing in Trellinator would look like this:

You can see how to set up Trellinator here:

Like Alex Cobb likes this

Oh... I did see that power-up. That should work nicely. Thank you sir!

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